April Glamour

Here are some behind the scene makeup tips from this fashion shoot with Patrick Demarchelier in April's Glamour!

Photographer:  Patrick Demarchelier
Fashion Editor: Anne Christensen
Hair:  Teddy Charles
Makeup:  Racine Christensen

Model Erin Heatherton (Marilyn) What a knockout!

I used NARS Velvet Matte pencil in Red Square on Erin's lips

Hilary Rhoda (IMG) Super sexy!

On Hilary's cheeks I used Guerlain's bronzer in Terra Cotta

Katie Fogarty (Next) So sweet!

For natural looking lips on Katie I used Benetint by Benefit

Lily Aldridge (IMG) A hippy girl at heart!

 I warmed up Lily's cheeks with Mac's cremeblend blush in Something Special

Lyndsey Scott (Elite) Love her attitude!

On Lyndsey's eyes I used Dior eye shadow in Silver

Ann & Kirby Kenny (DNA) So cool! Love this hair!

On Ann & Kirby I used NARS cream eyeshadow in Maracaibo

Mast Brothers Chocolate

These guys are 2 artisans making chocolate.  As a chocaholic I need 70% cocoa or bust!  These bars are the BOMB and everywhere I went in Brooklyn I was running into Mast Brothers Chocolate - even in clothing boutiques - the last place you'd expect to pick up a bar of chocolate.  These are no ordinary bars with flavors like "Brooklyn Blend", "Stumptown Coffee" & "Serrano Pepper" they are treasures to be savored with a good cup of coffee or after a meal.  The wrapper is sheer delight inside and out.  The inner wrapper is gold foil reminiscent of Willie Wonka's contest winners.  These guys take it to another level and I appreciate the craftsmanship.
Oh, did I mention that they go for $9 a bar?
Trust me, they're worth it!!!  In SF you can get them at Bi-Rite Market.

All photos by Mindy Best

180 Magazine

Academy of Art's very own glossy, 180 Magazine, was distributed at Fashion Week in NYC and is available electronically on their website.  I have 2 stories inside this edition.

Black Balloons

On a recent shoot for Gilt Groupe I had the privilege of working with an amazing team.

Photographer Sarra Fleur
Art Director Jenna Nankin
Stylist Erin Fischer
Model Rebecca at MC2

On Rebecca's lips I used YSL Rouge Pur Couture #13 Le Orange. The most sought after color for Spring.  Sephora cannot keep them in stock! Fortunately, there are other options. Go to the Sephora link to see them... or you can wait for them to get more.

REV Up your Lips!

I have been impressed by some of the new colors Revlon has introduced.  They've really upped their game!  Some of my favorites are below in textures from creme to matte & more importantly in beautiful colors you will want to wear.  I used some on a recent photo shoot with Ericka McConnell and stylist Danielle Gold.

Devon at JE wearing Revlon Colorburst in Fuschia

A closer look...

Revlon Colorburst in Candy Pink & Fuschia

Miranda at JE wearing Black Cherry

Black Cherry....Really Red....Wine Not....Choco-liscious

Super Lustrous Lipstick in Primrose... Siren.... Smoked Peach (matte)

Lips at Luca Luca Fall 2011 show we used Really Red under Black Cherry then blotted.

Matte favorites Really Red & Wine Not